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Stamford Man Busted With 8 Pound Of Pot Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 24-year-old Stamford man has pleaded guilty to federal charges trafficking large amounts of marijuana after he was busted with more than 8 pounds of pot and an arsenal of weapons.

Alan Wilson waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 20 kilograms or more of marijuana, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in late 2013, the Stamford Police Department received information that Wilson was selling marijuana from his home at 15 Mead St. in Stamford.

In January 2014, law enforcement officers conducted a search of his home and discovered:

  • 8.77 pounds of marijuana stored in Foodsaver bags and Tupperware containers;
  • a Foodsaver sealing machine and three boxes of new Foodsaver bags;
  • a digital scale;
  • $1,548 in cash;
  • a .32-caliber long revolver;
  • a loaded .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle;
  • a .38-caliber revolver;
  • a .25-caliber automatic pistol;
  • 229 assorted rounds of ammunition; and
  • financial records.

When Wilson is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on Oct. 14, he faces a maximum prison term of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

As part of the resolution of this case, Wilson also agreed to pay the government $200,000 to resolve a related civil forfeiture action.

This case was investigated by the Bridgeport Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Stamford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David X. Sullivan and Michael E. Runowicz.

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